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Archives for May 2009

Lessines, 1695

Misc., The War of the Grand Alliance, Beneath the Lilly Banners, 28mm  This was another game designed to try out a set of rules. We used Beneath the Lilly Banner for this little scrap – the first time I’d used the rules in anger. The idea was, a village was held by the French –

San Miniato, 1495

The Italian Wars, Impetus, 28mm First of all, I have to apologise for the ugly bases. Despite the nice-looking figures this was one of the ugliest games I’ve played in! This game was all about trying out a new set of rules, and sensibly enough the owner of the lead didn’t want to rebase his

Fontenitz, 1758

Seven Years War, Die Kriegskunst, 28mm This was another scenario taken from Charles S. Grant’s Scenarios for Wargames (1981), loosely based on Fontenoy. Our game though, was set in Silesia.The basics premise was that the defender (the Prussians in our case) had to hold two of three positions at the end of the game –

Carronade, 2009

Misc., Wargames Show, Falkirk This was the weekend of Carronade, the wargame show run by the Falkirk Wargames Club. Although new, the show has been an instant hit, and unlike Claymore – the other major Scottish Scottish show – it comes at the start of the wargamers’ summer calendar. Despite or possibly because of a downpour

Rescuing the Countess, 1643

English Civil War, Very Civile Actions, 28mm This scenario can be found in Battlegames magazine, Issue 17 (reproduced here with the kind permission of the editor). It was designed by Charles Grant the Younger (i.e. the Subaltern son of CSG), so it was interesting to see if he shared his father’s sadistic streak when it